Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas from the Foy’s Arcade team! We had fun searching for Foy and Gibson historical images and came across some lovely memories!  Some of the comments from generations of Melbournians are truly captivating for us to read. What an experience it must have been to see the giant St. Nick beckoning the bustling Bourke street and Swanston street people …

AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank 2021 – Hybrid event

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Foy’s Arcade hosted the AIST SuperGrads Shark Tank again! This time we broadcast the experience to online attendees with our new hybrid event technology and services. The year-Long program, coached by Right Lane Consulting, culminated in a final presentation where two teams of grads pitched their ideas to a panel of four Sharks (Below). Cath Bowtell, – IFS CEO Katharine …

The B4SI Annual Conference 2021: Creating an Environment for Social Impact – Hybrid event at Foy’s Arcade

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What an amazing two-day Hybrid event hosted by Foy’s Arcade! It was an absolute pleasure to host another hybrid event for 2021 – The B4SI (Business for Societal Impact) Annual Conference – Creating an Environment for Social Impact. Hybrid events are a great way to keep everyone together. Whether you’re in the venue or watching from home, we hope that …

Foy’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Services

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Foy’s Arcade a flexible space with or without restrictions It has been a while since we received visitors at our doors, but this has not deterred Foy’s Arcade from serving its unique role as an Experience Centre. We’ve just been doing it differently.  Since the pandemic, Foy’s Arcade has successfully transformed itself into a virtual venue, hosting events and workshops …

History of Foy’s

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Did you know Foy’s Arcade was named after the “Foy’s roof-top fun park” of the old Foy and Gibson department store? There were Pony rides, Ferris wheel, wild west popup stalls, boat and train rides made free for all the children of Melbourne. We wanted to bring back the innovative attitude and respect the rich history, creativity and playfulness that …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session #2 – 13th August 2021

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY ISPT and RMIT co-hosted the second collaboration session, brainstorming the implementation of RMIT student pilot projects and other concepts in potential ISPT centres by the end of 2021 and beyond.  If you would like to catch up the collaboration session, you can watch the summary video below: With experts supporting the session …

ISPT & RMIT Collaboration Session – 28th June 2021.

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ISPT | SPACECUBE | TUTCH | RMIT UNIVERSITY The collaboration session took place on the 28th of June 2021 at Foy’s Arcade, Melbourne, CBD. This was a two-hour session with 16 participants, including facilitators. The session was divided into three main phases. The first phase was a round of introductions where ISPT explained the meeting context, and a member from …

9.1.20 Better Together: Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus

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On January 9th 2020 Foy’s Arcade was honoured to be the venue sponsor for the Transgender, Gender-Diverse and Non-Binary Caucus. The all-day workshop formed a part of the #BetterTogether Melbourne #2020 Conference partnered by the Victoria State Government and Hobsons Bay City Council. With an attendance of 90 people this is the largest gathering in Australia of #transgender, #genderdiverse and …

500 Women in Property Program – An interactive evening at Foy’s Arcade 31.7.19

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Wednesday July 31st was an exciting evening at Foy’s Arcade as ISPT hosted an interactive tour and networking evening for the Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) 500 Women in Property Program. Jennifer of Foy’s Arcade is being mentored this year by Erin Donnellon, Manager of Digital Delivery at ISPT, who also participated in the Program in its first year. Check …

Southern Cross University (SCU) Online Breakfast Briefing 25.7.19

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On Thursday July 25th 2019, Southern Cross University (SCU) Online presented ‘The Power of Certainty’ with Maria Smith at Foy’s Arcade. The event was attended by SCU alumni, current students and individuals interested in signing up to a course, and was a great opportunity for networking over coffee and a croissant. It was also live streamed for those who were …

#CXDay2018 On October 2nd 2018

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Bright and early on Tuesday October 2nd Foy’s Arcade hosted Melbourne’s Celebration of Customer Experience – #CXDay2018. After brekkie and networking, we all sat down for keynote speaker, General Manager of Innovation at Essendon Football Club and AFL legend Kevin Sheedy. Kevin and MC Anita Siassos, Managing Director of Managing CX discussed how Kevin’s career developed from his early footy …

ULI Urban Innovation Ideas Competition 26.9.18

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On September 26th, Foy’s hosted the Urban Land Insititute (ULI) for their Urban Innovation Ideas Competition Showcase. The venue was skinned with all the entrants (over 40!) ideas to reinvigorate Melbourne’s North-West corner of the CBD. Attendees were able to view all the submissions and interact with them on the various screens in Foy’s Arcade and there was even an …

PCA hosts Blockchain – Don’t get left behind! at Foy’s Arcade

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Last Thursday, August 16th, the Property Council of Australia‘s Future Trends and Innovations Committee hosted another packed event at Foy’s Arcade. The theme of the evening was ‘Blockchain – don’t get left behind!’ Our featured speakers discussed the importance of Blockchain technology and how the adoption of a decentralised network might look like in different industries such as Property and …

Foy’s Arcade on The Place Makers

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If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter… You would have seen some behind the scene pictures of our feature on CBRE‘s ‘The Place Makers’ program. The second episode of the series aired over the weekend (Sunday August 5th) on Channel 10 and we have the footage to share with you! CBRE’s Amanda Steele and her team came in …

Meet the team: Spotlight on Jennifer Schiana

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This week’s spotlight will be focusing on Jennifer Schiana, who is the most recent addition to Foy’s Arcade. Jen is apart of JLL and serves as the Site and Conference Coordinator, helping the team curate events, manage our very busy diary, post on social media and everything in between. Before starting at Foy’s in September 2017, Jen had just returned …

Young Industry Leaders Networking Forum 5/7/18

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Here at Foy’s we are still reeling from excitement from last Thursday’s Networking Forum hosted by the Australian Property Institute (API), Young Property Professionals (YPP) and & Property Industry Foundation (PIF). This event has been in the work’s for a while and was a great success and a fun evening all round. Jazmin Poyser and Evan Browning Our lovely MC …

VACCHO Day 18/6/18

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On Monday June 18th Foy’s Arcade had the privilege of hosting the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in our space. The workshop aimed to provide company wide updates from top level management to each department and to give employees the opportunity to ask questions, get to know each other and have fun. The morning began with an Acknowledgement …

Video Tour of Foy’s Arcade

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Last year the Foy’s team created a fun video introducing the space and we thought we’d share it with you! For those who have not visited us yet, we understand it can be tough to gauge the space and grasp the concept so we hope this helps… To book a tour of Foy’s Arcade and see how we can help …